Posted in May 2012

Cupcake tasting at Gigi’s Cupcakes

If it’s spring, it must be wedding season!  This weekend there were tastings at the Downtown Denver and Littleton Gigi’s Cupcakes stores.  Yum!  The cupcakes are picture-perfect and truly taste as good as they look.  Favorites included: Midnight Magic, Cinnamon Roll, Texas Chocolate, Lemon Poppyseed, and Red Velvet. Cheers!  

Chardonnay tasting with Swirl Girl Denver

Swirl Girl Denver Kendra Anderson hosted a fun Chardonnay tasting at her home.  Guests were invited to bring a bottle of Chardonnay.  There were three from Colorado (Boulder Creek, Canyon Wind, and Infinite Monkey Theorem), as well as Chardonnays from California, France, Chile, and New Zealand. Kendra, a trained chef and sommelier, offered a fantastic … Continue reading

The Shoppe: Awesome cupcakes!

Yesterday I attended a cupcake tasting at The Shoppe, located at 3103 East Colfax at St Paul in Denver.  What at excellent find!  This whimsical bakery is locally co-owned by pastry chef Emma Skala.  The cupcakes come in many unusual flavors.  The eight mini-cupcakes we tried for the tasting included: Lemon (amazing; filled with lemon curd), … Continue reading

Colorado Wine Week Preview: Wonderful wine events ahead

Last night, May 15, Colorado winemakers, wine writers, and other supporters of the Colorado wine industry gathered at the Bonacquisti Wine Company for a preview event for Colorado Wine Week.  This celebration begins on June 3 and culminates with the second-annual Colorado Urban Winefest at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, June 9.  It … Continue reading